“It’s been a while and people are tired,” admits Zelensky
EUROPE 05.11.23 18:17
Volodymyr Zelensky denies war with Russia has reached ‘dead end’
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denies the war with Russia has reached a “stalemate” and is calling for more cooperation with allies to boost his country’s air defenses.
Talk of the war’s “dead end” comes days after the chief of the general staff of Ukraine’s armed forces, General Valery Zaluzny, wrote that the conflict is moving towards a stage of static war of attrition that may allow Moscow to regain its military power.
In an interview with the Economist, General V. Zaluzny admits that the situation has reached a stalemate, talking about mistakes in the counterattack of Ukraine.
“It’s been a while and people are tired. But this is not a dead end. Russia controls the airwaves. We are interested in our army,” Zelenskiy said during a press conference with the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
Zelensky acknowledged that there have been difficulties in the war, which is already 21 months old, and that Kiev has yet to score major successes in its counteroffensive.
At the same time, global attention to the war in Gaza has alarmed Zelensky, who fears that the focus of attention will shift away from the invasion of Ukraine.
Russia “realized that the focus will shift away from Ukraine,” he commented, but appeared confident that Ukraine would rise to the challenge.